on October 14, 2021 Library Education Webinars

Webinar: Relighting Your Programming Fire: Combatting Job-Related Burnout and Guilt to Make Programming Fun Again

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Originally presented October 13, 2021

Planning programs is a lot of fun, but it is also a lot of work. When working with a small budget, struggling with other responsibilities, and trying to please your community, you can very quickly find yourself on the path to burnout. It's not easy to feel passionate and excited about planning programs when you're running on empty. So let's make programming fun again!

In this webinar, Chelsea Price, tiny library director and author of 209 Big Programming Ideas for Small Budgets, offers up strategies for combatting burnout and feelings of job-related guilt, helpful resources for relighting your programming fire, and awesome program ideas to fit any budget.  

Learn how to handle a bad case of the "shoulds" and how to rethink productivity during these trying times. Staff from libraries of any size will feel invigorated and inspired, with a long list of resources and ideas! 

Click below to experience this webinar as a tutorial. When you continue past the introduction to the webinar, you'll be prompted to log in. We require login to view the whole tutorial so we can provide certificates of completion for your records and for professional development credit. No purchase is required and you can create a Niche Academy account if you don't already have one. The certificate will be available for download when you have completed all sections of the tutorial.  


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Chelsea Price

Chelsea Price is the director at the Meservey Public Library in Meservey, Iowa (pop: 250). Chelsea has presented for Programming Librarian, PCI Webinars, ARSL, and Kids First, and she writes frequently for the Programming Librarian blog. Chelsea's book, "209 Big Programming Ideas for Small Budgets," was published in October 2020. When not at the library, she loves pet-sitting and volunteering at various animal shelters around the state. Chelsea especially loves senior dogs, and she and her husband have four senior, special-needs rescue dogs of their own.

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